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“Wonderful outdoor experience”

The Restaurant at The Raleigh
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Ranked #147 of 1,090 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful outdoor experience”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This was our first time eating at the Raleigh. We went without reservations and only waited about 20 minutes for a very nice outdoor table.
While waiting we had a drink in the Martini bar where we were served by Kiara who was delightful.
The food was quite good and was reasonably priced. We tried a few appetizers including the deviled eggs, grilled pizza and fish dip. They were all tasty.
For the main course we had steak and chicken that were well prepared.
The outdoor scene is very nice although they were setting up for a fashion show the next day and the spot lights were quite annoying.
If you are looking for a casual outdoor place give Raleigh a try.

  • Visited March 2014
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Effortless Cool”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We tried to book a room here but there was nothing available, we had been told that it was one of the best hotels in Miami, so it was a shame we couldn't stay but we wandered up to check it out and have a drink one evening and found ourselves at the bar outside which is part of the Michael Schwartz restaurant.

We had this great barman called Ivan who was friendly, polite, warm, funny but always very professional and he made these Oaxacan cocktails which were off the charts as was the rum that came later. It's important to recognise people like Ivan as it's often people like him who make or break your experience in a club, bar, restaurant, hotel etc..

We had only intended to have a drink and head out but when you find a great place like this, why leave and for what.. We must have eaten everything on the snacks menu and we didn't leave until we were full and drunk, but not too drunk, that's not classy.

The Raleigh is the epitome of effortless cool, it has the kind of energy that most places would kill to have. It's classy without overstating it. It's cool without having an air of knowing. It's relaxed and confident in its own history.

Visited March 2014
Thank MaxGaffney
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New York City
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Smokers ruin this restaurant”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

First we stopped at the martini bar - fantastic with great service! Excellent cocktails!! Rating 5!

We then moved to the outdoor patio where the restaurant serves dinner. The meal was delicious and our server wonderful. (rating 4) Unfortunately, the restaurant/hotel allows smoking at any table so while you're trying to eat, enjoy your wine or even some fresh beach air, there are some folks smoking away on both cigarettes and cigars which ruins the experience. I'm not talking one or two, I'm talking several, all at once. So while trying to eat a nice meal there are 6 very bubbly girls smoking cigarettes trying to talk over each other and what I'd describe as two middle-aged very hip guys wearing gold jewlery smoking cigars next to you, it kind of ruins the mood/ambiance. Rating 2. Raleigh Hotel - why allow this?

Visited March 2014
Thank NYCTravelMan
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Home away from home...”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

I'm at the Raleigh almost once a month for work and have to say it's one of my favorites on the beach. It has the three most important things: 1) good beds 2) nice clean bathrooms 3) cool vibe and great food. Having breakfast outside near the pool is always super relaxing before heading to work and the view is gorgeous. The lobby and pool area have an old world Hollywood feel to it. A coffee bar right off the lobby is also convenient and the staff is really friendly and helpful especially the concierge. If you want a great suggestion for dinner outside the hotel they have plenty of excellent options. Always a pleasure staying at the Raleigh.

Thank AstoriaG3K
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New York City
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun upbeat atmosphere - Kiara the server was delightful”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my daughter and her 3 college age friends. Food very good and service was great. A bit pricey but I'd return. The outdoor atmosphere makes it extra engaging.

Visited March 2014
Thank NYC10024
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